Koblenz to Norwich

Location: Koblenz, Germany

Meeting the team!

Around a week before the challenge start, most of us got together at the Norwich City football stadium for a char and photos.

Arrival Day: finding a hill near Koblenz

After locating our hotel and checking the bikes, we had a couple of hours to kill before the evening meal, so I decided to head south along the Rhine to a nearby hill. It didn't disappoint, and peaked at around 16%.

Finding some back roads and climbs on Rhineland #stages

Ride on 2022-06-01 13:52:43, at

Gear: Orro (Orro Terra)

48km in 1:54:38

Average speed25.3 kmh
Max speed48.7 kmh
Average heart rate134 bpm
Average power156 Watts
Elevation gain450 metres

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Day 1: Koblenz - Monchengladbach

This was a long, slow day due to lots of bike lane give-ways (especially when leaving Koblenz) and a mechanical issue with Dawn's bike. We arrived in Monchengladbach at dusk, and headed straight to a nearby pizza takeaway for much-needed refuelling.

Koblenz to Norwich: day 1 #stages #teamcsf

Ride on 2022-06-02 06:38:26, at with 7 others

Gear: Orro (Orro Terra)

203km in 8:51:27

Average speed22.9 kmh
Max speed44.5 kmh
Average heart rate115 bpm
Average power111 Watts
Elevation gain725 metres

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Day 2: Monchengladbach - Arnhem

Koblenz - Norwich - day 2 #stages #teamcsf

Ride on 2022-06-03 06:11:09, at with 8 others

Gear: Giant SCR 1.0

190km in 7:59:23

Average speed23.8 kmh
Max speed51.0 kmh
Average heart rate105 bpm
Average power110 Watts
Elevation gain519 metres

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Day 3: Arnhem - Hook of Holland

Koblenz - Norwich day 3: To the Hook of Holland #stages

Ride on 2022-06-04 06:05:32, at with 8 others

Gear: Orro (Orro Terra)

203km in 8:30:06

Average speed23.8 kmh
Max speed41.7 kmh
Average heart rate100 bpm
Average power100 Watts
Elevation gain507 metres

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Due to unforeseen family duties I had to duck out of the final leg from Harwich to Norwich, but did still ride back from Essex (with a fairly heavy rucksack on, and with a fair bit of rain):

Not the final leg of Koblenz - Norwich

Ride on 2022-06-05 06:57:11, at

Gear: Orro (Orro Terra)

26km in 0:51:02

Average speed30.7 kmh
Max speed44.8 kmh
Average power179 Watts
Elevation gain142 metres

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Here is a Norwich CSF recap of our 2022 challenge!

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My name is John Swindells and I'm a keen recreational cyclist with a preference for long one-day rides. I've also previously dabbled in time trialling and cyclo-cross. See more of what I get up to on Strava!

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